Measurement of the dispersion of an antiresonant hollow core fiber

in: IEEE Photonics Journal (2018)
Grigorova, Teodora; Sollapur, Rudrakant; Hoffmann, Andreas; Hartung, Alexander; Schwuchow, Anka; Bierlich, Jörg; Kobelke, Jens; Schmidt, Markus A.; Spielmann, Christian
Due to unique properties, anti-resonant hollow core fibers have found widespread use in various fields of science and application. Particular regarding applications that involve ultrashort pulses, precise knowledge of group velocity dispersion is essential to understand the underlying physics and to optimize device performance. Here we report on the successful measurement of the spectral distribution of the group velocity dispersion of the fundamental mode of an antiresonant hollow core fiber (ARHCF) in close proximity to and away from a strong strand resonance. The results show variations of hundreds of fs2/cm near the resonance region, whereas the dispersion is identical to that of a perfect cylindrical waveguide away from the resonance in accordance with literature. An additional zero dispersion wavelength that is not present in the case of a capillary was experimentally verified. The possibility to tune dispersion via strand resonances opens up a novel pathway towards engineering pulse dispersion, with applications in fields such as nonlinear science and pulse propagation management.

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